Plan for Mexico to tour Caribbean

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, July 10 (Reuters):—

A plan to invite Mexico, quarter finalists in the 1970 World Cup tournament, to tour five Caribbean countries is at present under consideration.

The countries concerned are Jamaica, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles, Surinam and Trinidad.

The plan baa been submitted to the football authorities in each country by Eric James, co-ordinator for the Caribbean area of the North American, Central American and Caribbean
Football Associations (CONCACAF).

Mr. James was greatly impressed by the performance of the Mexican team in the World Cup.

While in Mexico he had discussions on the project with Senor Guillermo Canedo Barcena, president of the Mexican Football Federation.

The aim in bringing the Mexicans to the Caribbean would be to increase interest in the game and improve standards of play in the CONCACAF championship finals to be held in Trinidad in 1971.